Yoga Retreat with TERRI & CHLOÉ
Escape the Ordinary to Connect With Nature, Other Like-Minded Souls, and Most Importantly… Yourself. Book Your Trip to Anamaya Today!
Our weekly retreats run all year long, so when you book your stay with us the FIRST STEP is to choose the week that works best with your schedule. Every week we have different guest yoga teachers from around the world that come to teach at Anamaya bringing their unique talents and energy. Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday.
The price of your retreat starts with your BASE RATE (which includes your accommodations and meals). Excursions, workshops, and other add-ons you choose to customize your week will be added to your final bill at Anamaya.
Simply fill out the inquiry form to get more information on available accommodations, pricing, and options specific to your needs.
Feb 5 – 12, 2022
GUEST TEACHER BIO
With over 20 years of combined experience, Terri McDermott continues to pursue an active interdisciplinary career in health and wellness through the teachings and study of holistic care, meditation and the many pathways of yoga.
Education in Health, Wellness and Yoga
A Michigan native, Terri received her C.M.A. in Medical Assistance through training provided in Royal Oak, Michigan and her ERYT 200 through Jenny Lintvedt, Yoga Teacher Trainer in Traverse City, Michigan. Throughout her continued studies and employment in this area, Terri has taken further trainings with known teachers such as Sean Corn, Joe Barnett, Kathryn Buddig, Dr. James Lawrence and Mugs McConnell. She earned her RYT 500 through studies with Mugs McConnell, in a 300-hour program over the course of 2019 and in a short time has expanded upon that to obtain her ERYT 500, currently having approximately 7,000 hours of yoga teaching experience. She is deepening her education in this path under the guidance of Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani of ICYER in a 52-week program, which will be completed in October of 2021.
Personal Training & Wellness Programs
Terri understands the importance of incorporating wellness into all aspects of life and works with her private clients to assist them in creating balance and harmony within theirs. This includes developing mastery of one’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being through various disciplines and healing modalities such as deep stretching, breathing, core work, meditation, reflection, nutrition, stress management and wellness coaching. She is an Ambassador for Divine Warrior Goddess Trainings and has been successful in facilitating these trainings to hundreds of women throughout Traverse City, Michigan. She feels there is great work to be done in bringing together women and reminding them of the skills they inherently possess and removing those layers and restrictions society has imposed so there is movement forward with their life’s work.
Her work at the Cowell Family Cancer Center increased her passion for working with individuals overcoming illness and fear, driving her further into studies in multiple modalities of healing.
Terri’s time is divided in Traverse City, Michigan teaching and working privately, as well as, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Passion for Wellness and Community
As a child, the seed for yoga was planted when Terri attended her first yoga classes in a fellow elementary school student’s basement learning yoga from a dedicated mom. That seed took root and continues to grow strong. As she continued on her journey, those roots reached out, took her on a path of spiritual growth, and coaxed within her the need to continue to learn about the intricacies of the human body, our vessel in this life, and the connection of heart, mind and spirit.
She currently serves as a board member for the organization, Yoga Alliance, Arlington, VA and continues to find ways to bring her teachings to her communities, both in Florida and Michigan. An annual retreat “Pura Vida Yoga Retreat” is provided and taught by her in Costa Rica always attempting to immerse larger groups in the concepts of the yogic path to include asana, meditation, pranayama and self-study.
Founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses
Terri has been practicing yoga throughout her life and teaching yoga since 2012. She is the founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses, whose mission is to teach and allow for others to incorporate yoga principles and classical teachings into the daily lives and build daily routines with her students. She teaches multiple types of classes such as Restorative, Yin, Detox, Hot and Gentle yoga, SUP, along with meditation, and leads multiple workshops and facilitates groups of women in her communities fostering a tribe of sorts, who grow and learn together. She specializes in one on one teaching and coaching based on client needs and creating individualized plans for students to include all aspects of wellness.
Chloé Was born in Scotland, but raised in Cornwall England. Growing up in the beautiful countryside, by the ocean, Chloe has a love for the outdoors and being close to water. Chloe has over 20 years experience in health and wellness, from personal to professional.
Chloe now resides in Rockford, Michigan where she owns her own gym and yoga studio. Chloe is ISSA certified, PCT certified, and earned her ERYT 200 through studies with Mugs McConnell and Terri McDermott in 2019. Chloe then continued straight into her RYT 500 With Mugs – graduating in 2020. Chloe is currently HOURS away from her ERYT500. Chloe is continuing to deepen her knowledge in the path of Yoga under the guidance of Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani of ICYER in a 52 week program, which will be completed in 2022.
Chloe has had a passion for Yoga from a young age diving deeper into her asana practice in her early 30’s, which lured her into delving into philosophical studies in her 40’s.
Chloe opened her own gym in 2011 and added a yoga studio in 2019.
Chloe loves to work with high school athletes teaching them the amazing benefits and effects of gentle stretch yoga to help prevent injuries and strengthen joints through balance asanas . She also teaches them the importance of pranayama to help build better lung capacity and how to use pranayama to help calm them if they have competition day jitters.
Chloe describes her yoga as a mixture of hatha and yin – Slow moving, deep stretching, grounding and connecting, and incorporating pranayama. Chloe likes to focus mainly on opening up the hips, chest and shoulders.
Terri & Chloé's Philosophies
Terri believes, with her entire being, through her years of studies that our BODIES WERE MEANT TO HEAL THEMSELVES! This can happen through Svadhyaya (self-study), Tapas (discipline), and taking responsibility for one’s own body and health. As Founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses, she is dedicated to teaching others these principles through Asana…one of the key components of this lifestyle derived from the Sanskrit root “Asi” which translates to “state of being”. Through the physical practice of asana we become strong, resilient, and in union with who we are. We create our attitude through the reflection of our inner peace that is created when the union between breathe and body arise. Pranayama…another key component of this lifestyle that assists one in the ability to move prana (energy) throughout the body with the control of breath creating a balanced state of mind and emotion. Meditation…a contemplative practice that develops over time after preparation through asana and pranayama.
“Homeostasis is the body’s ability to regulate its inner environment to fluctuations created by external and/or internal forces. Through ancient teachings, it is possible to withstand the elements and find stability, Allostasis” ~ Terri McDermott
Chloe‘s philosophy is that Yoga keeps her grounded – and yoga keeps her healthy and strong. Chloe has learned through saucha, tapas and svadhyaya that cleanliness throughout everything in her life is huge, not just in what she eats and drinks but also in what she watches, the company she keeps, Chloe does her best at keeping toxins and toxic people out of your life to remain healthy – this can take some serious tapas (self discipline) and a lot of Svadhyaya (self study). Chloe believes that the more disciplined she can be with saucha, The happier and healthier she will be – Chloe believes that you can truly heal your body if you take care of it properly and keep it healthy – mind, body, and spirit.
Releasing Darkness and Opening to Light, The Heart Connection
Have you ever noticed that when we become scared, frightened or sad, we curl up into the fetal position to protect ourselves? Our intention is to protect the heart, however, we are only doing more damage by trapping these emotions to be felt in the heart, in the hips. This natural human instinct causes energetic blockages, which limit our mobility, create stiffness and deepen the possibility for further illness, emotionally and physically. There is a quote from a recent book, Anatomy of the Spirit, by Carolyn Myss that rings true for all. “That which serves our spirits enhances our bodies. That which diminishes our spirits diminishes our bodies”. No truer words have been spoken.
With the circumstances of the world for the past two years, so many of us have found ourselves dealing with emotional situations that have built up and there are many that don’t even realize these things are happening within until it’s too late. It is time for us to learn to care for ourselves properly, experiencing the emotions, allow the healing process to begin and find ourselves in the arms of our own self love and self care.
The workshops presented within the week will include Three 2.5 hour individual workshops teaching you the Gitananda Lineage Pranayama practices, as well as, Mudra, Mantra and so much more from the Sivananda Lineage.
**Workshop pricing is $55 each, 2 for $100, or all 3 for $150.
Terri and Chloé will also be offering daily meditations at $5.00 per day, or $25.00 for the week.
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